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Uji River, Uji

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Known as one of the main locations from the world's first novel, "The Tale of Genji," Uji River offers soothing river cruises and traditional cormorant fishing. Along the riverbank, many restaurants and teahouses serve famous local tea and tea-inspired dishes, such as green tea ice cream and tea-flavored noodles. A pedestrian bridge connects the riverbanks and a small island in the center, with a pagoda as the focal point. Stop in the museum dedicated to the epic novel, complete with English displays. Work out when and for how long to visit Uji River and other Uji attractions using our handy Uji road trip planner.
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  • I stayed at an inn called Kameyamaro on the banks of the Uji River. The room was very clean and comfortable. The banks of the Uji River are also famous for their tea production in Japan.
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  • I got on ukai fun, a summer tradition. Honestly, it's a bit disappointing. It is a feeling that it does it soberly in the place like the canal of the dock rather than uji river when thinking whether to float the boat in the flow of uji river and to see it. However, a friend of mine who went with me said, "Ukai in Nagaragawa is like a song show because the sound is loud, so it's more sober and tasteful." Well, that's not true.
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  • Views very good or not or the water is very clear that create a mysterious air to the historic atmosphere of the river is to walk down this river, and somehow will be steadily climbing back. And per the bridge in front of the dam, I changed the air date good presence out on rickshaw there, but looking at mansions of old atmosphere please even in the extraordinary heat of this year's summer taotao and rich water!
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  • It is fun to walk along the river. It is nice to Andrew South around walking to Uji.
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